Ships and aircraft were sent to the scene within 12 nautical miles of the Paracel Islands to warn the U.S. warships to leave, with the ministry adding that its resolve to defend its land and waters was "unswerving". The Pentagon cited strong evidence that China has deployed anti-ship missiles, surface-to-air missile systems and electronic jammers to contested areas in the Spratly Islands.
On Monday, White House aides were awaiting word from a USA team of negotiators posted along the Korean Demilitarized Zone for talks with officials from North Korea. The president made the comments in a tweet on Sunday as USA officials arrived in North Korea and met their counterparts at the border village of Panmunjom.
It is believed the British government would have required some financial disclosures if Abramovich's United Kingdom visa was to be renewed. An official at Nativ, a department of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office dealing with Jewish communities in the ex-Soviet Union, said Abramovich had applied for an immigration visa at Israel's embassy in Moscow, the station said earlier on its website.
Senator Hatch, who was also at the Oval Office meeting, said earlier on Saturday in a statement that Holt's release followed two years of intense lobbying, working with two presidential administrations, countless diplomatic contacts around the world, and Maduro himself.
Steve Brantley of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said the flow seemed to have halted Sunday morning after moving slowly into the proximity of the well overnight. County officials said there was no release of any unsafe hydrogen sulfide gas, as some feared might happen if lava breached the well shafts that tap steam and hot water several thousand feet down to make electricity through turbines.
The storm is producing winds and rains over southern Florida early Sunday. Meteorologists expect a 60 percent chance of rain with winds at 10 to 20 miles per hour, and gusts of up to 25 miles per hour. After moving on shore, the center of Alberto will probably move into northern Alabama by Tuesday . Mandatory evacuations are being ordered for small barrier islands in one Florida county ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto , and voluntary evacuations are issued for another county.